Research

Areas of Interest

Dr. Chimba has interest in the following areas:

  • Highway Safety Analysis
  • Traffic Operations and Analysis, Simulation, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Studies
  • Application of Statistics in Transportation
  • Public /Transit Transportation
  • Traffic Demand Forecasting and Modeling
  • Transportation Emergency Management
  • Land Use Growth Management

 RESEARCH GRANTS

16. Deo  Chimba (PI): Evaluation of Transit Priority Treatments in Tennessee . Funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), (Consortium led by Western Michigan University), 09/01/2017 to 09/30/2018. Amount $64,205

15. Deo  Chimba (PI): Simulating the Impact of Traffic Calming Strategies. Funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), (Consortium led by Western Michigan University), 09/01/2017 to 09/30/2018. Amount $64,205.

1 4. Deo Chimba (PI): Evaluating Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICs) in Tennessee. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), 8/01/2016 to 02/01/2019. TSU portion $214,935.

13. Deo Chimba (PI): Highway Safety Manual, Safety Performance Functions (SPF) & Roadway Calibration Factors. Research collaborating with UTK (lead), Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), 10/01/2015 to 03/31/2019. TSU portion $113,431.

12. Deo Chimba (PI): High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Detection System Testing. Research collaboration with Vanderbilt University, Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), 10/01/2015 to 03/31/2018. Amount $157,131.

11. Deo  Chimba (PI): Impact of Access Management Practices to Pedestrian and Bicycle Operations and Safety. Funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), (Consortium led by Western Michigan University, WMU), 09/30/2015 to 09/30/2018. Amount $154,560.

10. Deo Chimba (PI), Guifeng Shao (Co-PI): Establishing Traffic Enforcement Performance Evaluation Standards for Tennessee. Funded by the Governors Highway Safety Office (GHSO), 10/01/2014 to 9/30/ 2015. Amount $33,494.

9. Deo Chimba (PI): Guidance for Site Selection, Safety Effectiveness Evaluation, and Crash Modification Factors of Median Cable Barriers in Tennessee. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $105,000.

8. Mbakisya Onyango (PI-UTC) and Deo Chimba (Co-PI, TSU): Retrace Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity levels in Tennessee Highways. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 15, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $219,632 TotalTSU portion$78,360.

7. (Consortium led by Western Michigan University, WMU), Deo Chimba (TSU PI): Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities RITA Tier 1 University Transportation Center. Funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), October 01, 2013 to September 30, 2017. TSU Portion $252,000.

6. Sachin Shetty (PI), Deo Chimba (Co-PI): HS-STEM for Undergraduates: Preparing Minority Scholars in Protection of Digital and Transportation Infrastructure through Vertical Integration of Concepts, Laboratory Experiences and Research Training. Funded by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), September, 2011 to August, 2015. $500,000.

5. Deo Chimba (PI): Statistical Assessment of the Impact of Disabled and Abandoned Vehicle Incidents on Tennessee Highways.Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2013 to July 31, 2018. $70,000.

4. Chris Cherry (PI-UTK), Deo Chimba (Co-PI, TSU): Statewide Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Analysis and Safety Investment Policy. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), August 01, 2011 to July 31, 2013. $100,000 Total, TSU Portion $43,200.

3. Deo Chimba (PI): Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the Cable Rail Systems in Tennessee—Phase 2. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), December 14, 2011 to December 13, 2013. $35,000.

2. Deo Chimba (PI): Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the Cable Rail Systems in Tennessee—Phase 1. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), December 14, 2010 to December 13, 2011. $25,000.

1. Deo Chimba (PI): TSU Faculty Development Fund. Funded by the Tennessee State University, May, 2010. $1,500.






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